Modern organisations are maximising their performance by co-ordinating their internal activities with their suppliers to both; increase their capability to meet customer requirements and increase margins. This programme has been designed to study the key issues related to supply chain management, which will enable delegates to develop effective strategies for adding value and improving performance.
Who should attend?
This programme is designed for all those involved in managing the supply chain within an organisation – buyers, operations, supply chain professionals and finance. The course is designed to ensure that all personnel are aware of the challenges and opportunities that exist for organisations in managing the supply chain.
Defining Supply Chain Management
Deciding whether to make or buy
- Why outsource?
- Price, cost and added value
- Managing cost control processes
Just in time processes vs. stock holding
- The inventory bullwhip effect
- Stock control methods
- Procedures and consistency
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
- Planning and forecasting
- Logistics and transport
- Reviewing purchasing practices
- Partnerships, alliances and arm’s length relationships
- The role of agents and distributors
- Information transfer processes
- Internal co-ordination and co-operation